Minnesota News
  • Minn. budget chief faces backlash on Vikings bill

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota’s budget chief says he will likely wait until summer before deciding whether to activate so-called blink-on revenue options for the new Vikings football stadium. Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner …

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    05 Mar 13
  • Minn. House passes health exchange proposal

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota House has passed a bill establishing Minnesota’s health insurance exchange, with its sponsor calling it the most substantial changes to state healthcare policy in 50 years. The House …

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    05 Mar 13
  • Teen killed, passenger injured in crash with bus

    ADAMS, Minn. (AP) — A 16-year-old girl has died of injuries suffered when her car collided with a school bus in southern Minnesota. A passenger in the car was severely injured in the crash Wednesday …

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    04 Mar 13
  • Body found after cabin fire in NE Minnesota

    SAWYER, Minn. (AP) — Authorities in northeastern Minnesota are investigating after a body was found in the ruins of a cabin fire. The Carlton County sheriff’s office says the fire was reported around 6 a.m. …

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    04 Mar 13
  • Minn. city retires slain officer’s badge number

    COLD SPRING, Minn. (AP) — The city of Cold Spring has retired the badge number of slain police Officer Tom Decker. The Cold Spring City Council retired Decker’s badge number at Wednesday’s meeting as a …

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    04 Mar 13
  • Assault weapon, magazine ban out of picture

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota apparently won’t pass any laws to ban assault rifles or high-capacity ammunition magazines this year. Representative Michael Paymar, a St. Paul Democrat, unveiled Thursday his bill to reduce gun …

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    04 Mar 13
  • Better Minn. economic outlook eases budget stress

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota’s budget pressures have eased dramatically. But the political divide remains over how to shore up the state’s finances. Budget officials Thursday slashed an earlier deficit projection by more than …

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    04 Mar 13
  • Minn. officials urge cut in Xcel rate request

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota officials are urging regulators to slash Xcel Energy’s proposed rate increase for electric customers in the state. Officials say Xcel’s proposed 10.7 percent increase is creating “rate shock” among …

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    04 Mar 13